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Grecian Windflower, Poppy Anemone 'Mr. Fokker'

Anemone coronaria

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anemone (uh-NEM-oh-nee) (Info)
Species: coronaria (kor-oh-NAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mr. Fokker
Additional cultivar information:(De Caen Group)
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Foliage Color:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring



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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Larkfield-wikiup, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Rathdrum, Idaho

Bolingbrook, Illinois

West Lafayette, Indiana

Louisville, Kentucky

Lebanon, Maine

Natchez, Mississippi

Port Washington, New York

Southold, New York

Madison, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 7, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

My favorite cultivar. It can be grown in sun or shade. In a shaded position it will produce longer stems, while in sun the flowers are held closer to the foliage. Shade grown flowers produce better stems for cutting. Mr. Fokker may be a bit hardier than other A. coronaria. The flowers open a deep indigo purple and fade to a steely cornflower blue/lilac.


On Mar 31, 2013, TiaLee1 from Rathdrum, ID (Zone 5b) wrote:

I received a few corms (?) of this as a free gift. I almost forgot about them, but then planted them in late spring last year (2012) in a little spot and promptly forgot about them again.

Even though the area was tramped on and dug a little (that's when I saw them and remembered them!), they came up like gangbusters in June. They then proceed to bloom and bloom and bloom-until the snow weighed them down. Imagine my surprise this spring when the snow went and there was still some green on them, plus a couple of pathetic short blossoms trying to open!

They are the most gorgeous blooms that last and last. Mine are in full sun in zone 5b-6a. They seem to be making babies fairly well, too.